Heritage and Education site that contributes to the edification of our community: Learning from the past, healing wounds left from our histories, and exhibiting contributions of many different peoples and cultures that helped build this community
Inclusive of all the heritages past and present in Syracuse
Continues to honor Italian American contributions through a modified monument
Serves as a platform to promote education and dialogue that is civic and civil and that promotes critical thinking, open minds, and a deeper understanding of our histories and each other’s perspective
Welcoming, peaceful, contemplative, informative, aesthetically beautiful
Natural, robust and colorful landscaping with substantive greenery and water
Artwork, or a collaborative work of art (“Feature”)
Educational content (signage, technology)
Focus on history and contributions of the Onondagas as a pathway to healing: Tree of Peace, Eternal flame
General Observations and Recommendations to Consider
Central to the Action Group discussions was the suffering from which both the Italian immigrants and Indigenous Nations as well as other immigrants and people of color have experienced and continue to experience.
A vision and a desire to reduce pain and to bring healing to the pain of oppression for all groups. It is not the desire to erase the history of anyone but to recognize the need to share our histories.
Focus on contributions by and to our local community to instill local pride and preserve the history of our community.
The site would be one of a Town Square which is inclusive of its residents and its rich history, and allows for rest, play, education, and enjoyment.